Negligent medical mistakes happen every day in hospitals across Pennsylvania. If you believe a doctor’s carelessness has caused you harm, read on.
Einstein Medical Center, part of Philadelphia’s Einstein Healthcare Network, according to U.S. News Health, is home to the busiest emergency room in the city of Philadelphia.
If you suffered harm while you were a patient at Einstein Medical Center or any other emergency room or medical facility in Philly, then our medical malpractice lawyers in Philadelphia may be able to help. Call (856) 778-5500 to find out if you might have a medical malpractice claim on your hands.
Medical Malpractice in Emergency Rooms
Emergency departments like the one at Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia see severely injured patients every day. The significant injuries these people are already facing can amplify the seriousness of any medical mistake.
The law requires emergency rooms and hospitals across the country to provide medical care to those who are critically injured, regardless of their ability to pay. The Emergency Medical and Active Treatment Act, or EMTALA, is aimed at reducing discrimination in hospitals from administrators and doctors who might turn critically ill patients away simply because of the cost of care. If hospitals lack the facilities to treat these patients, they must transfer them to facilities that can.
Medical malpractice in emergency rooms can take various forms. A doctor who turns away a critically injured or ill patient may be violating federal law as well as committing a grievous medical error. A hospital that allows patients, conditions to deteriorate as they wait for care may be negligent. So can a doctor, diagnostic technician, or other healthcare professionals who make mistakes in diagnosing or treating your condition or prescribing appropriate medications.
Our medical malpractice attorneys in Philadelphia have what it takes to hold a careless physician accountable and obtain the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Getting Help When Medical Errors Happen
A medical error can lead to more pain and physical injuries than you had when you arrived at the hospital. Those in charge of your care didn’t do their jobs correctly, and you suffered needlessly because of that.
The medical malpractice lawyers at Console and Associates have been helping accident victims in Philadelphia for more than 25 years and have secured tens of millions of dollars in compensation for clients. We don’t allow careless doctors to get away with hurting their patients.
If you think you may have a medical malpractice case, call us today at (856) 778-5500 for a free, private, no-obligation consultation.